2017 Travel News ArchiveTravel

AAA bookings include DR in top ten air holiday destinations

The Dominican Republic is included in the top 10 travel destinations as per AAA.com bookings. These top 10 destinations are: Orlando, Florida and Anaheim, California (Disney park destinations), Cancun, Mexico; Honolulu, Hawaii; Kahului/Maui, Hawaii; Montego Bay, Jamaica; Punta Cana, Dominican Republic; Miami and Fort Lauderdale in Florida and New York City.

The US auto club, AAA, forecasts Americans will be traveling in record numbers this 2017-2018 winter season. AAA forecasts that 107.3 million Americans will take to planes, trains, automobiles and other modes of transportation during the year-end holiday period from Saturday, 23 December 2017 through Monday, 1 January 2018. Of these, 6.4 million Americans are expected to fly to a holiday destination. This is a 4.1 percent increase and the fourth year of consecutive air travel volume increases.

According to AAA, this will be the highest year-end travel volume on record and a 3.1% increase in travel volume compared with last year. 2017 marks the ninth consecutive year of rising year-end holiday travel. Since 2005, total year-end holiday travel volume has grown by 21.6 million, an increase of more than 25%.

“Overall, our research shows that Americans are doing better economically than last year and want to go somewhere for the holidays,” AAA Travel Assistant Vice-President Vicky Evans said in a statement. “Whether they are going home or visiting a new destination, Americans have more money to finance their travel plans, thanks to a stronger economy and growing consumer confidence.”